Women's Basketball Falls to South Carolina, 79-54

Nov. 27, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Junior guard Sheena Carpenter (Augusta, Ga.) finished with a team-high 17 points but the Jacksonville University women's basketball team fell to South Carolina, 79-54, Saturday evening in front of 1,424 fans at the Colonial Center. The Dolphins fall to 1-2 on the year while the Gamecocks improve to 1-2.

Carpenter led the Dolphins in scoring after finishing 8-of-17 from the floor while also grabbing five rebounds. Junior forward Ashley Stinson (West Memphis, Ark.) recorded her first double-double as a Dolphin with 11 points and 11 rebounds while senior forward Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.) tallied 11 points and three steals to round out JU's double-digit scorers. Junior guard Nakina Alford (Griffin, Ga.) also added eight points. Senior guard Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) dished out a team-high four assists while sophomore guard Jenarie Davis (Jacksonville/Wolfson) tallied two steals in her first action of the year. JU connected on 7-of-18 three-point field goals and finished 11-of-16 (.688) from the foul-line compared to 14-of-28 (.500) by the Gamecocks.

Stacy Booker (11), Ilona Burgrova (10) and Lauren Sims (10) scored in double-figures to lead USC while Lakesha Tolliver added 10 blocks. South Carolina dominated the boards by a 52-35 margin while also blocking 10 shots in the contest.

South Carolina led at the half by a score of 49-24 but the Dolphins evened the Gamecocks in the second half as each school tallied 30 points in the period.

JU will next begin Atlantic Sun Conference play on the road against Gardner-Webb on Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m.